Now, it may just be that i got taken by
the dealer, but only 4,000 miles into
this car (87,000 on the odometer)my car
took a complete dump on me. First, i
dropped $900 into it for O2 sensors,
then the mechanic wanted another $3,100
for a rebuilt engine, which turned into
$4,500-$8,000 for a rebuild +
new/rebuilt/used supercharger. In the
end, i put a used engine in it for
$2,400 and sold it for $5,000 the day
after i got it out of the shop. In the
end, i went home broke and bought a
corolla for $7,500, as i had no more
the door handles were nice.
yeah, don't buy one, especially from
Point Loma Cars in Point Loma, CA.
When was shopping... was choosing
between Nissan Maxima and this
hottie... Car looks great much better
look than Maxima... Exterior is very
nice and sharp, as well as a nice
leather interior... handles nicely...
enough power from start (Maxima up to
2000 doeasn't stand close even with a
stick shift) as well as a very good
performance on a highway... the highest
mine ever did was 130pmh... and it felt
like the car was glued to the road...
Very happy with my desicion... likes
too much fuel when pushed from stand...
Heated seats... doesn't break too
No manual trans. available... but if
breaks parts are very expensive...
Needs good care... oil should be
changed often... at least on mine...
In 90,000 miles and 10 years, bought third set of tires last year, replaced 1 battery after 5 years, resurfaced front brake rotors and new pads (at 78k). The half shaft boots tore at 80k miles. Those will be $400 to replace the half shafts. That is it. Outstanding reliability. Good performance. Very comfortable. Still stylish interior. Great overall package.
This is my 2nd Millenia 1995. 1st the
standard engine. Lacked power, shifting
unimpressive. Traded it for the S
version. More power, but shifting still
unimpressive. Maintenance & repairs
very expensive. 60K miles maintenance
at Mazda dealer $1600 "due to the
special engine". Front shock absorbers
$700. I paid $1200 for 1st ext.
warranty, repairs exceeded $2500 by the
time it expired. It does not break down
often, but when it does, it's costly.
CHECK ENGINE light (Oxigen Sensors: 4
instead of 2)$600. Dashboard
display that shows A/C settings:
over $800. Replacing a $4 part
somewhere in there: $260 in labor.
Price was the reason why I bought them
used in 1998 at Carmax... They were
about $16K and $18K respectively,
versus the Acura Legend sedan or TL
(can't remember which one) at $22K.
Three months and 2,000 miles into
ownership. Now at 74,000. Bought for
$4200 from first owner; car is
immaculate. $600 in tires; oil change
to Mobil 1, Wix filters. Tremendous
bang for the buck with supercharger,
Bose system great, ergonomic controls,
pearl white color, neighbors thought it
was brand new! Transmission shifts
authoritatively like German cars.
Supple suspension for its size and
class. Lacks some features of 2004
luxury cars, but we're talking under
$5,000 here! I'm impressed with design,
layout, and build quality. Averaging 19
to 21 mpg, most driving freeway at 80
mph. (Houston, TX)
Bose audio, automatic steering wheel
retraction, ability to turn traction
control off, exterior styling still
holds up, paint original pearl white
and beautiful, many storage compartments
Driver's seat bottom is too hard/flat,
no lumbar adjustments, magazine netting
on back of front seats a bit saggy, no
fold down rear seat, only driver's
window is one touch down, cup holder is
very flimsy, plasticky, too cheap for
the rest of this vehicle
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